About Lovie’s Dance Company

At Lovie’s Dance Company, we offer personalized dance instruction to help you reach your goals. If your desire is to be confident at a party or dance club, have the perfect wedding dance, or participate in competitive dance, this studio is for you. What we don’t offer are drop-in style classes where you learn a dance pattern for an hour and forget it before the lesson is over. We are committed to seeing you take your current dance skills to the next level and start enjoying your personal achievements.

Our students learn in a comfortable, friendly environment where we all work hard and laugh a lot. Our team of professional instructors are comprised of dedicated dancers that encourage self-awareness and life enriching social interaction.

We offer private lessons, group classes and combination programs that focus on recognition of key musical elements, technique and style. Our specialty is Latin dance which includes salsa, cha cha, bachata, cumbia, merengue, but we also offer hip hop, and belly dancing.

About Lovie Hernandez

I was still in grade school when my family moved to a not-so-friendly part of Los Angeles. I decided quite early to look for ways to enrich my life and though I tried many things, nothing quite moved me the way dance has. After walking into the infamous Hollywood Brown Derby one night in 1996, I became enamored by Latin rhythm and the connections people make when they dance. I made a commitment to learn proper dance techniques at Arthur Murray School of Dance where I later became a full-time instructor.

Devoting over 20 years to my craft as a performer and award-winning competitor, I’ve refined my teaching methodology and choreography skills to help anyone, with the desire, to learn how to dance.

Lovie’s Dance Company runs multiple levels and dance categories for all ages. Whether you desire to be a part of a performance team, get ready for a special event or simply want to raise your confidence on the dance floor, we’re here to help.

Shiva Hernandez

Shiva Hernandez started dancing at the early age of 4, when she attended her mom’s belly dancing classes in Iran. She danced till the age of 14. She found her new passion in Latin dancing with salsa & bachata. She has been training and teaching at Lovie’s Dance Company since 2014.


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Press Articles

  • 2016 Oxnard Salsa Festival’s “Dancing with Our Community Stars” Announced!

    Seana Marie Sesma will be dancing with Lovie Hernandez to support youth arts education through the Art Spark program of Santa Paula Art Museum.

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  • Hot moves at Salsa Festival Dancers compete during Oxnard event for charity

    gannett-logo-www.vcstar.com-500wideAlynette Gladney, host of the Midday Mix on Q104.7, dances with Lovie Hernandez at the Salsa with Our Local Stars contest at the Oxnard Salsa Festival.

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  • Oxnard Salsa Festival Announces Six Stars for the ‘Dancing with our Community Stars’

    Tri-head21Oxnard, CA – Community leaders will dance for the greater good during the ‘2015 Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest …

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